Jamaica Hospital Medical Center serves as the anchor for the MediSys Healthcare Network, one of the major teaching hospitals in New York City that incorporates the medical institutions of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, and the Advanced Center for Psychotherapy. The MediSys Health Network is an exciting place in which to master the study of Psychiatry.

The four-year residency program is fully accredited by the ACGME. Cultural diversity is emphasized in our institutions given their unique location in New York City, in the borough of Queens, home to the largest population of immigrants from all over the world.  The entire four years of the psychiatry residency is located on the Jamaica Hospital campus except for dedicated rotations to the Chemical Dependency Unit at Flushing Hospital and a Forensic rotation at the only female forensic unit in the New York area, which is located at Elmhurst Hospital Center.

The residency program was initially established by and remains under the leadership of Dr. Seeth Vivek. His emphasis on education has established a program committed to providing in‑depth, comprehensive training, focusing on the understanding of human behavior. Skills are developed through a carefully planned sequence of training experiences and didactic course work in our hospitals and community clinic. Elective time is allotted so each trainee can tailor the program to her/his own interests. Our excellent psychiatric care and dedication to teaching is reflected in the thanks and praise from our patients as well as from the community. We will be happy to talk with you about our educational opportunities and about joining our expanding and exciting department.


Adam Chester, DO

Associate Chairman for Psychiatry Education & Training

Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Training


Madhu Rajanna, MD

Assistant Director, Psychiatry Residency Training

Director, Mental Health Clinic


Seeth Vivek. MD

Chairman, Department of Psychiatry & Addiction Services